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Many activities are scheduled for Homecoming, including week-long campus and student events, the Homecoming Parade, college events, the Grand Awards Gala, the Green and White pre-game brunch, the MSU Families @ Homecoming Tailgate and the Homecoming football game versus the Northwestern Wildcats! Don’t forget to show your Spartan Spirit by “glowing green.”

Thursday, October 13

The School of Hospitality Business Alumni-Faculty Roundtable Discussion
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
No charge
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Red Cedar Room
Open to Hospitality Business alumni board members and faculty members
Reservations required; please RSVP to Lena Loeffler by email or by calling 517-884-1580.

The School of Hospitality Business Spartan Sponsors Mentor Program
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
No charge
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Lincoln Room
Open to Hospitality Business alumni and students
Reservations required; please RSVP to Authella Collins-Haws by email or by calling 517-353-9747.

Friday, October 14

MSU College of Arts & Letters Homecoming Parade Watch
Tent Opens at 4:30 p.m.
No charge
Located in the courtyard between Berkey Hall and the Broad Art Museum (on Grand River)
Join the College of Arts & Letters for a Homecoming Parade watch! Visit thetent to meet with other alumni, families and friends of CAL as you enjoy the parade festivities. MSU’s own Eat @ State food truck will be on hand serving up refreshments, including its award-winning signature Smoked Cheddar Cheeseburger. Guests who RSVP by September 30 will receive a complimentary meal ticket.
For more information contact the College of Arts & Letters Advancement Office by email or by calling 517-353-4725

Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
No charge
Located in the west plaza, next to the museum
Stop by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum before the parade and create your own Spartan keepsake. You can let your Spartan spirit fly by creating a one-of-a-kind pennant. Museum staff will have their screen-printing cart available to celebrate MSU’s Homecoming, allowing alumni and friends of the university to create a unique memento.

MSU Black Alumni Homecoming Registration &Old School Welcome Reception with the 496 West Band
5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
No charge
Causeway Bay Hotel and Conference Center
6820 South Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48911
For more information visit the MSU Black Alumni website.

MSU Black Alumni Happy Hour at Gregory’s
5:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
No cover charge
510 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Lansing, MI 48906
6820 South Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48911
For more information visit the MSU Black Alumni website.

MSU Homecoming Parade
6:00 p.m.
Downtown East Lansing and MSU Campus
The parade begins at the Hannah Community Center and travels south on Abbot Road to Grand River and into campus at the Collingwood entrance, concluding at the corner of Farm and Shaw Lanes.

The School of Hospitality Business After-Parade Celebration
7:15 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
No charge
Located behind the Broad and Eppley buildings, along the Banks of the Red Cedar
Open to Hospitality Business alumni and students
Reservations required; please RSVP to Lena Loeffler by email or by calling 517-884-1580.

Saturday, October 15

MSU Black Alumni Annual Board Meeting
8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Causeway Bay Hotel and Conference Center, Executive Room
6820 South Cedar St. Lansing, MI 48911
For more information visit the MSU Black Alumni website.

The School of Hospitality Business Pre-Game Reception
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $45 per person
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Riverside Room (located on the Garden Level)
Reservations required; please RSVP to Lena Loeffler by email or by calling 517-884-1580.

MSU Black Alumni Tailgate
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
No charge, but donations will be accepted to cover the cost of food
MSU Campus, Cherry Lane Park (new location) - Birch Road across from Wonders Hall
(Parking is not allowed on the grass, violators will be ticketed and towed)
For more information visit the MSU Black Alumni website.

James Madison College Tailgate
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
No charge
Located at South Pointe dining hall within Case Hall
Join the James Madison College for their annual pregame tailgate. Enjoy delicious brunch, the MSU Pompon Team and interact with family, friends, alumni, faculty, staff and students.
For more information contact Kim Allan by email or visit the James Madison College website.

Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program Tailgate
10:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
No charge
Tent located in front of North Kedzie Hall (near Farm Lane)
Open to Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics alumni and friends
The Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program will be kicking off its 90th Anniversary Year with a pregame tailgate open to BLD alumni and friends.
For more information contact Ellen Rzepka by email or by calling 517-432-2525.

MSU Families @ Homecoming Tailgate
12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Prices vary, pre-registration required
Auditorium Field by “The Rock”
Instead of hauling your grill and tent to campus, leave the work to the MSU Alumni Association. Located on the banks of the Red Cedar, you’ll be treated to a tailgate-style lunch provided by the Spartan Hall of Fame Café, as well as exclusive performances by the MSU Dance Team, cheerleaders and drumline. You’ll also enjoy tailgate games, activities and photographs with the world-famous Sparty! To register, visit the MSU Families @ Homecoming website.

Green & White Homecoming Brunch
12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 per adult, $15 for children 12 and under
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Big Ten Room
Join MSU VIPs and other Spartans for food, fun and entertainment prior to the homecoming football game against Northwestern.
Pre-registration required. To register, or for more information, visit the Green & White Brunch website.

MSU Packaging Alumni Tailgate
12:30 p.m.
No charge
Located on the front lawn of the Packaging Building
The MSU Packaging Alumni Association welcomes all School of Packaging alumni to their annual MSU Homecoming pregame tailgate. Located on the front lawn of the Packaging Building, drinks and food will be provided. For more information visit the MSU Packaging Alumni website.

College of Nursing Tailgate
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
No charge
Located on the southeast corner of Red Cedar and Shaw Lane
The MSU College of Nursing invites Spartan Nurses, family, friends, faculty and staff to a pregame tailgate before the Spartans take on the Northwestern Wildcats. This annual tailgate includes food, refreshments, a limited edition souvenir and an opportunity to win prizes.
For more information contact Kate Follett by email or by calling 517-432-0670.

College of Education Homecoming Tailgate
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
No charge
Demonstration Hall Field
Dean Floden and the MSU College of Education Alumni Board of Directors, faculty and staff invite you and your family to enjoy the college’s complimentary annual Homecoming tailgate. Enjoy food, live music and fun before the football game against the Northwestern Wildcats.
For more information, or to become an event sponsor, contact Krysten Richards by email, by calling 517-353-4994 or by visiting the College of Education website.

MSU Accafellas 20th Anniversary Concert
7:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 for adults, $6 for students and senior citizens.
Wharton Center for Performing Arts, Pasant Theater
To purchase tickets visit the Wharton Center website.
For more information contact Phil Johnson by email or by calling 231-218-7237.

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